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Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
advisor to the king legacy, a professor of history, and founding director of the martin luther king, jr., research and educational institute at stanford university. during 2009, he also served as the king distinguished professor at morehouse college and the first executive director of that institution's king collection. (applause) >> thank you. during his undergraduate years at ucla he participated in civil rights and anti-war protests and many of his subsequent writings reflects his experiences by stressing the importance of grassroots political activity in the african-american freedom struggle. his first book, end struggle snick and the black awakening of the 1960s remains a definitive history of student nonviolent coordinating committee, one of the most dynamic and innovative civil rights organizations of our time. he served as senior advisor for a 14-part award winning public television series on civil rights entitled "eyes on the prize." i know we all remember that. (applause) >> his recent, his recent publication, the book, martin's dream: my journey and the legacy of martin luthe
Feb 16, 2013 1:30pm PST
recent publication, the book, martin's dream: my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr., a memoir about his transition from being a teenage participant in the march on washington to becoming a historian and an educator and, of course, if you sign up for a membership you can get that book today. it's here. in 1985 he was invited by coretta scott king to direct a long-term project to edit and publish the definitive multi-volume edition, the papers of martin luther kindergartenv, jr. those papers include many of king's speeches, sermons, correspondence, publications, and unpublished writings. in addition, he has written or coed ted numerous other works based on those papers. * he collaborated -- now, this is really significant. he collaborated with the roma design group of san francisco to create the winning proposal in an international competition to design the national king memorial in washington, d.c. (applause) >> all right. among his many honors and awards, he has received the honorary degree he received in 2007 from more house college, has special meaning to him beca
Feb 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
to our morning on and on segregated basis. >> that was dr. martin luther king, jr. speaking december 20, 1956, announcing the end of the montgomery bus boycott after more than 380 days. in a moment, we will play more from the documentary, "king: a filmed record...from montgomery to memphis." the film has just been released on dvd. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. back in a moment. ♪ [music break] >> today we're bringing you major portions of this historic documentary, "king: a filmed record...from montgomery to memphis." this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. as we return to the film, when the actor james earl jones reads the langston huge column "who but the? the" and in the beginning of the birmingham campaign, a boycott of businesses it it led to hundreds of arrests including several arrests of dr. king himself who was moved to write his letter from a birmingham jail. you'll also hear dr. king read his letter in the context of the movement then underway. it was response to a statem
Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
was a symbol that inspired. >> without rosa parks, there wouldn't have been martin luther king jr. and maybe without rosa parks and martin luther king jr., there would be no barack obama. >> reporter: for sculptor eugene daub, knowing rosa parks came through hundreds of photos. >> she seemed to me a very -- not shy, but modest. a very modest woman. and i wanted that -- that to come through. her modesty. >> reporter: daub worked from clay to fashion a likeness that was ultimately cast in bronze. >> we wanted to come up with something that was unique and was somehow even more symbolic than the seat itself, which was the fact of her determination. >> reporter: now rosa parks' courage holds a permanent place of honor. kelly o'donnell, nbc news, the capitol. >>> that's our broadcast on a wednesday night. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams. and we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. >>> right now at 6:00 flags fly at half-staff at police departments around the bay area as these departments mourn the loss of two santa cruz officers killed in the line of d
Feb 23, 2013 10:00am EST
there with you: the true martin luther king jr. in the year 2000," "debating race" in 2007 and "april 4, 1968: martin luther king's death and how it changed america" in twawt. 2008. dyson's pioneering scholarship has had a profound effect on america ideas. dr. dyson is presently professor of sociology at georgetown university and cited as one of the 150 most powerful african-americans by "ebony" magazine. dr. dyson has been called the ideal public intellectual of our time by writer naomi wolfe and a street fighter in suit and tie by author nathan mccall. pretty good names, i should say. you may know him by sight from his many guest appearances on msnbc, as i do. um, it has been my pleasure to work with both brigitte and paul farber over the last several years to bring leonard freed's photographs into the library's collections. paul m. farber was professor dyson's student at the university of pennsylvania and later his research assistant. currently, farber is a lecturer in urban studies at the university of pennsylvania and a ph.d. candidate having just completed his dissertation in american c
Feb 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
the hauntingly prophetic words of martin luther king jr. on april 3, 1968, the night before he was assassinated in memphis tennessee. thanks to the move king and other civil rights activists launched we now live in a more equal society, but what does today's generation really know about martin luther king jr. and the battle for civil rights? we look at some of the pivotal moments of this period. with me tonight is the perfect guest for the job pulitzer priceprize winning author taylor branch. welcome to the war room tonight taylor. you wrote what i would say is the book about the movement. it's a critically acclaimed trilogy about this period. what made you decide to write a more consolidateed version now? >> two things. the persistent complaints of teachers over the years that they love the storytelling approach to history, especially in matters of race relations but 800 pages is hard to assign college students let alone high school. one thing education. these kids don't get the education through their umbilical cords and if it's as vital as i think it is for good citizens we need the help of
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm EST
of martin luther king, jr. were also there to speak. the event was sponsored by the end violence campaign. for more, just log on to and search gun debates. there you can find arguments for and against gun control. >>> changes are coming for the cash strapped u.s. postal service. starting later on this year you will no longer receive letters on saturday. some are saying this change was unevidentable -- inevitable. >> reporter: the post office plans to cut mail on saturdays. >> i want my mail on saturdays. >> reporter: packages would be delivered six days a week but letters and first class mail would only go out during the weekdays. >> financial stability with postal service losses, in part, because of the growing popularity of email and online bill pay. they also blame the financial whoas on a 2006 law requiring the post sal service to pay $5 1/2 billion a year, one of the many reasons members of the learn postal workers union said this could be avoided. >> congress created a problem. congress refused to solve the problem. now management is going along. >> reporter: after alre
Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm EST
of martin luther king, jr. from that mall in washington d.c. who knew five years later he would lose his life in memphis that on that day this soon to be murder lifting hope and expectation would conjure the norms in believes that are the foundation of american democracy was reminding america of what it should be an gave a blueprint and called into vision this week to a powerful romanced the american people have always had with the eight deals that nurture us but we don't always obtain. so he offers photographic testimony to their dignity. they were dressed in there sunday best from 1963 in the nation frowned upon there that the committee as to the legitimacy of their claims claims, these noble souls marched to washington d.c. to tell the nation despite repudiation of dignity they were dignified and blessed with moral purpose to never be exhausted by the faithful resistance of clark the sheriff in alabama those in georgia or across the nation or the south who did not understand what they possessed mightier than many , deeper than the rivers tapping into the eternal spirit in the name of
Feb 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
at the 1963 march on washington to editor of martin luther king jr. 's papers. he includes encounters with many leaders and organizers in the civil rights movement including ella baker, the dorothy carmichael and the king family. it's about an hour. >> host: dr. carson thanks for joining me on "after words." >> guest: it's my pleasure. >> host: europe but "martin's dream" is a memoir and a history book. in the book you talk about your personal journey and you are very candid about your life and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? guess go well i wanted to write something to market 50th anniversary and i realized that this was 50 years of my life and it was king's legacy and his life coincides with my coming-of-age. so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt that i -- my life have been connected to the king legacy and yet i felt that there was something about my life that needed to be told in order to understand how king impacted me and how i got involved in this amazing jou
Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm EST
and legacy of dr. martin luther king to writehe what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: i wanted to write something for the 50th anniversary .coming-oage. it's like coming of age, so our life had been connected to the king legacy and i felt there wa eomething about my life thatoutf needed to be told to understandg how king impacted me and how we got involved in this amazing >> h it's >> host: it is an excellent reading and we are of the samend generation. and i too coming of age in the 60's and the book was a bittersweety for me. dr. king was my mentor.knew i knew him the last two years of his life and because of the way he was taken from us because ofi al hatreatred in this country. we cod uld start at the beginnid because the beginning of yourt b book you are on the mall with dr. king, and near the end of your book you are all normal again 50 years later with his you helped monument which you have to design. >> guest: and in between coming back for many times on an important occasion to the mall. it seems like even though i lived in washington for a short t
Feb 3, 2013 10:00am PST
the epoch-making montgomery bus boycott, led most notably by a then little-known dr. martin luther king jr., but also by other local ministers. >> from the time of the arrest the word had gotten around over montgomery. the ministers were very much interested in it, and we had our meetings in the churches. >> she felt that the church had a responsibility to be active and certainly she was proud of the way that it did so. >> reporter: indeed mrs. parks was to become a deaconess in the ame church. she said that it was in her church that, "i learned people should stand up for thr rights, just as the children of israel stood up to the pharaoh." >> you know, she is locked in american history as the "bus woman," the woman who wouldn't move on the bus. so that was -- that was her contribution to the struggle for racial justice. in point of fact, she had a long life after that and before that where she did many things that were courageous and brave. >> reporter: while her protest on that day in 1955 may have been spontaneous, mrs. parks had been attending antisegregation workshops at the famous hig
Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
adviser for dr. martin luther king, jr. gave a lecture today. he co-wrote the i have a dream speech. today the professor offed a glimpse of his part. >>> 49ers back home a lut of fans there to -- a lot of fans there to greet them. >> that was nice. the rest of the country is thinking maybe 49ers are winiers. complaining too much about -- whiners. complaining too much about the refereeing. baltimore, long before the 49ers returned to the bay area, second guessers were coming out of the wood work. wondering why the final three plays were passes. started at the 5-yard line. 3rd down play, number 22, smith rips the ball loose. this 4th down play, though, was, well, it was over thrown here. comes up here. on this one. jim harbaugh was pleading for pass interference and referred the refs blew the call but there were what, 7 penalties called in the game. most players knew it shouldn't have come down to that. >> we had a chance and we didn't close out and it came down to that. they battled. we put ourselves in a hole, we fought back. offense didn't put it in. not on them, it is on us, they put up
Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm PST
and the legacy of martin luther king, jr. we have a terrific program planned for you today. of course, the heart of the program will be our speaker, will be the remarks of our keynote speaker dr. claiborne parson. you have a program in front of you -- with you, and we will be following the program. we do have a number of members of the city's official family here with us today. the list of which i don't have and the number of community dignitaries. i see that we do have supervisor scott wiener, supervisor president of the board of supervisors david chiu, president cisneros, barbara garcia is with us. naomi is going to be part of the program. naomi kelly is with us, kim brandon from the port commission is with us, and a number of others. i'll be getting a list, i'll be able to acknowledge others. i see police chief [speaker not understood] is with us. and as we get other names, we will announce those. so, let's give them all a round of applause, please. (applause) >> as i indicated, you have the program before you. we did one additional note on the program, is that the city administrator naomi ke
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